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. and introduce to you a man who is certainly no stranger to bringing clean technology to san francisco and electric vehicles, are mayor, ed lee. [applause] >> thank you, bob. >> you for your leadership. good morning, everyone. we are going to be talking about something that i have been very interested in, and that is mobility. the ability to have technology work for you, like this microphone. we have worked hard for a number of years. i had the privilege of working with gavin newsom in the past to during his administration to create the electric vehicle infrastructure for the city and began the conversation and the collaboration with the other counties to bring an electric vehicle corridor. it signals our efforts to support the creation of infrastructure to the electric vehicle industry. of course we have encouraged the private automobile creators to join us. today is a wonderful opportunity to do that with a bmw. any of you who noticed the labels in this city, you will certainly noticed the popularity of bmw as a corporation, not only a great company but one that is also on the cuttin
solutions for that. that is how we keep engaged. that is how we bring technology right to the neighborhoods to allow people to suggest how we improve. you are asking the population to tell you what is wrong? >> absolutely. =::év2 it's better than them coming to the mayor's office to tell me everyday? >> they do that? >> oh, yeah. >> >> they just show up to the mayor's office? when i go to the tech companies, they usually give me 15 minutes with the employees and i listen carefully to them because they have the talent and if i can satisfy them and they stay in the city, the tech companis will stay in the city. >> any other points that you want to talk about? >> sf city is our citizens initiative for technology and innovation. that is what i call the technology chamber of commerce and we have over 300 companies now that are members. they are helping us figure out how to make sure that the companies are here, comfortably, but also how we train the new workforce to continue this fantastic growth in employment with the technology companies. >> and these companies are paying? >> oh, yes.
in technology and industry alone. unemployment dropped from 9.6 when i started to 7.4 percent, third lowest in the state, and i said in other jurisdictions, i'll say it again, i think we contribute to marin and san mateo because we buy all the wine up north for all of our hotels and it's our airport that's keeping san mateo no. 1. so thank you very much for understanding that. but also to translate, that means 22,,000 or 25,000 san franciscoans are back to work and according to our federal labor department for the metropolitan area and just this area alone, we are the no. 1 job creator in the nation. no. 1 in san francisco. that's a credit to all of you. (applause). in commercial real estate we have experienced the strongest absorption rate since 1988, according to the 2011 data. this year we're looking to even best ourselves. we've got 78,000 square feet of positive absorption to date and forecasters are telling us to anticipate 1 1/2 to 2 million square feet by the end of this year. you don't need me to tell you how successful you are. just look around at all the cranes. in fact, i t
much. keep us focused on central market, too. tom from riverbed technology, thank you. trent, thank you very much for all of your great work. jimena from bank of america, thank you very much for stepping up. [applause] finally, the largest body we have today, but one of the most important ones, one that today we have shared appointments with the board of supervisors is our youth commission. [applause] yes. i assure you that people from this body, as well as all the other bodies, will one day see somebody standing in my place or in the place of the people standing by the side of meat and their respective offices. our youth are important. whether it is public safety, education, free muni, all the things we deem important to make this city healthy. you are charged with helping us with the best inclusion and policies we can have to keep families vibrant, keep our youth a safe, keep them motivated, and keep all of us paying attention to our next generation of people who will inherit everything we do and will inherit the good things as well as the bad things. with your help, there will be les
technology company, they've got investor confidence in our city. we're also creating investor confidence because we have in working closely with our controller and all the other financial organizations of our city and all of our departments, we're now on a more financially stable responsible path. we've done our pension reform, it's not 100 percent, we've gt a big chunk of it down and we're going to continue doing the smart things to make sure that pension is solid. and we've got structural reforms in our budget as well. we passed our first two-year budget. that's a wonderful accomplishment, one that i'm interested in to continue it make sure we plan for the long-term. and we're not going to rest on today's success. this is just a beginning and you know this is just my first year, 4 years, and i'm going gang busters on our financial economy, stablization and financial ideas because that's what we have to do first, is have a good economic foundation in which to grow. for the first time in years you've seen a lot of unity move around this city between business and labor, between the l
to shrink their space by a third, without losing any jobs. part of that is technology. part of that is the efficiency of the building. part of is it is hoteling, but if you think about their traditional tenants and all the tenants in america get smaller by 30% without firing anybody, we wouldn't have to build any office buildinged for a long period of time. so what is remarkable about what is going on in the bay area, we have been able to absorb that contraction in the tenants, which jk put on the front page today and managed to overwhelm that with growth in technology and technology-related tenants, which is why what is going on in the bay area today is so extraordinary relative to what is going on in the rest of commercial real estate across the country. when we look at this, in practical terms, here is a prototypically way for a tenant in an office building. this layout allows people to reach a ratio of 110 square feet per person or over nine people per thousand square feet. this density, i think, is very important. it means a couple of things. first, it means that san f
thousands of more jobs, creating an environment that will be welcoming of the new economy, technology, and innovation to reinforce what we have been saying. we are the innovation capital of the world. with your help and involvement. we would like to have the rest of the city picked up and be part of it as well. we think we can have that conversation. we will need your help. we will need you to represent the new industry. these companies are here to keep the dialogue and collaboration at a high-level going with us. it is the ongoing dialogue like the one we are reading about a new tax structure for the city that does not punish the inventiveness we want to have. i would like to open with that introduction, welcome all of you here. i think he will see and hear an exciting introduction of these new companies. they're going to raise questions we do not have the answers to yet, but i do believe we have the spirit in this city to welcome solutions with your involvement. we will have the ability to do this on line as well is in these forums. i will be part of the ongoing discussion. i want t
] the first look...is only the beginning. ♪ ♪ introducing a stunning work of technology. introducing the entirely new lexus es. and the first ever es hybrid. this is the pursuit of perfection. >> gas prices continued to rise over california and with oil prices saying that the average price in california is $4.48. that is up 175 from yesterday. and it is up 355 from one week ago when the it was $4.13. >> $4.30 one week ago. >> there is always an explanation but does this make any sense. tonight, dan kerman spoke with an economist. >> the shortage. with august fire at the richmond refinery. and the chevron pipeline problem and a power>> gas prices continued to rise over california and with oil prices saying that the average price in california is $4.48. that is up 175 from yesterday. and it is up 355 from one week ago when the it was $4.13. >> $4.30 one week ago. >> there is always an explanation but does this make any sense. >> the shortage. with august fire at the richmond refinery. and the chevron pipeline problem and a power problem at a another location. however, this person does
another year. we promise it's going to reflect creative, diversity and technologically savvy of the bay area. one mission today, a world-class venue. a beacon for the warriors. [ music ] [ music ] we're all in. i hope to sigh at the ribbon-cuting in 2017 with a smile from a journey well-done. we watch that every morning to get your juices flowing. [ laughter ] san francisco deserves it. how crazy is that san francisco -- there is no city in america half the size of san francisco that does not offer world-class, multi-purpose arena and san francisco has never had it, with all due respect to the cal pals. [ laughter ] we are prepared to spend over $100 million to renovate that pier, those piers, which are now crumbling into the bay and whose primary purpose is to serve as a parking lot. this project is going to reclaim this part of the city as a wonderful public asset for all citizens to enjoy. that is a 13-acre site. so imagine as part of this project over four acres of new public space that will be incorporated into the design. and appropriate for transit for a city like san francisc
that thatis cycle is technology-driven i get asked three or four times a day, aren't we just falling into the same bubble that we did at that time? and clearly technology and real estate are cyclical and we will go through cycles. having been there in sill cron valley in 2000 and sitting here today, there are a couple of things that i see as being significant. first and foremost, the tech tenants that we're dealing with are move stronger financially than the tenants that we saw in 2000. in 2000, the name of the game for these technology tenants was to go public and everybody was looking for an ipo as their exit. and given the focus on the ipo, they were all focused on market share, first and foremost, and almost everything else was irrelevant. today while the ipo market opens and closes, most of these companies are being managed as much to be acquired as they are to go public. and that means that there is a focus on the liabilities of the company, that there wasn't in '99 and 2000 and also the amount of capital is much more concentrated in a number of key vc firms and being doled ou
that the recovery and the economic prosperity reaches every neighborhood in our city. technology is not only bringing jobs to san francisco, but it's bringing new solutions to our government. we're embracing the use of technology and to enhance our performance, to measure our performances, to increase transparency and communications with our constituents and to transform our relationships with business and residents. many of you in this room already know how hard it is and how difficult it is to start a business in our city. business owners have to navigate through multiple city departments, state and federal regulations, so now we're deploying technology to streamline this process. we're going to make it easier with a one stop shop to make sure our san francisco businesses can start here, stay here and grow here. innovation is at the forefront. let me mention a special area of innovation that's going on, what i call the silent giant in san francisco. you'll have in front of you this study. it is entitled from our council the world-leading center for health care and research that's pro
. look at what else we have accomplished today along central market. 8 technology companies have occupied, leased or purchased more than 800,000 square feet of space, representing 3,800 new jobs. there are 3,300 residential units under construction and all of you can see that from 10th and market now. we have 5 new performance and gallery venues that have opened in the past year with 4 more in the pipeline including act's renovation of the strand theater that they will renovate into a 300-seat theater. we have 8 new small businesses that opened up in the past year in mid-market as well as two expansions of existing storefront businesses and more are on the way. in central market and throughout the city, san francisco has created an environment that embraces and celebrates innovation. innovation is not a significant driver of economic growth, but it enables us to tackle some of the most long-standing problems and historic challenges that we face. that's why i continue to support and promote innovation in both the civic and private sectors to create a better san francisco. and w
the technology into the curriculum. >> a new plan coming to california and the questions raised about its effectiveness. >> soring gas prices are getting the governor's attention. tonight he is calling it an emergency. cbs reporter linda is live. >> reporter: california drivers are asking when will the pain end. costs $70 to fill up gas tanks for regular. we are told relief may be coming. >> reporter: it has been another day of record breaking prices and that moment of dread. >> $84.17. >>> for 17 gallons. prices hiked up over night after a week of spikes. >> from 52 cents. >>> the average price in california is $4.66. but most pumps are reflecting $5 a gallon. >> they are ridiculously high. what happened to president obama bringing it down? >> reporter: it will be governor jerry brown. he directed the board to take steps to allow the early transition of winter blend gas, which normally isn't sold till november 1. part of the problem, the effort to protect the environment. air pollution regulations requires special summer and winter blends and supplies were reduced after the fire in augu
of the law enforcement agencies, new federal police with the state of the art technology and reliable people. and at the same time, decreasing a weakening ocess of the organized crime. we have put in jail or they die like 23 out of the 37 most wanted criminals in mexico. so from 2009 to 2012. >> rose: immigration, give us some free advice as to what would be the best immigration reform in the united states in your judgement because you have this very long border. >> first one fact which is very important, charlie, according with the pew institute, the rate of migration from mexican workers to the united states, the net ratio reached 0 in 2010 and 2011. what that means that the number of mexican workers go you will up or going north is more or less roughly exactly the same as the mexican workers going south. why? this is a factor due to good and bad reasons. the bad reasons, if you want, is the american recession. more aggressive policy on the border. 15 days ago the american policeman killed a mexican father on the border who was just on a picnic with his kids on the mexican side. probably 1
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, it is hopeful. journalism has been decentralized by the technology, there are more voices. more people are doing journalism today on more platforms than ever before, and i think that's good. i think technology will enhance journalism. it will enable us to do crowd sourcing, to engage with communities via facebook and twitter. it will be more participate tore. we can skype interviews in faraway places so there's a lot of things to be hopeful for. we can engage communities, that's what i'm hopeful for. the part that i'm worried about is a financial question, how are we going to support quality journalism in the digital age. what is the appropriate business model for the new world. >> belva: steve, are the opportunities for originality and enterprise, one would think it might be because of the plentiful ways that news gets put together? >> yes. and i think that in this day and age ordinary commodity generic stories are not going to do it for an audience. it has to be original, it has to be enterprising because there's all this information out there and you need to stand out by doing original, creat
where there's a common dynamic between paris and san francisco have made innovations, technology and the spirit of enterprise and all those elements together enable a concrete relationship between paris and san francisco and even remember it last time, with had a virtual highway between san francisco and paris, we started this virtual highway, it had a lot of babies and a lot of [inaudible] in paris and in san francisco was created, were developed from this common belief that we had in innovation, in research and with the need of building economic development on new technology, on new ways of living and creating wealth and progress of the 21st century. and it's in this spirit that with [inaudible] that i'm happy to salute with all my friendship, we are going to start a new period of our links, our ties, mayor lee is a very popular man, a very popular mayor and i want to know first the reputation of the people of san francisco through him and through his progress. we have another common link, we believe that innovation can be noble if it starts many the people, so from the interve
using technology. we're going to spend the first 30 minutes or so demonstrating the wii. not only will we demonstrate how to use it, but we will doe demonstrate adaptive devices so that it can be an inclusive activity for all adults and children. my name is dr. chris thompson from the university of san francisco. go, dons. 1855. i have not been there that long. i am in the department of exercise and sports science. i think it is a good match for me to be demonstrating the wii, which is a good physical activity. i am joined on the stage by a student, not from usf, but from san francisco state. we actually talk to each other. this is mackenna. >> good morning. >> finally, i am joined by alicia from the independent living center in san francisco. it is great for all of you to be here today. people will be trickling in over the next half hour. we will give you a taste of what wii is like. we have set up the game. i will start by playing mackeena in a game of tennis. the interesting thing about wii is we use this little remote. just by moving our arms, we can control movement on the sc
have in common is we use technology -- in our cases, an online platform -- that actually lowers the barrier -- the barrier of entry so people across the social spectrum can engage. you do not need to have a second home in a fancy condo buildings in this city. you can have an extra count that you want to rent out, and you can find access to travelers from all over the world who also do not have the resources to spend money on a $200 hotel bill who want to say on your couch, and that is really democratizing travel, not just access to travel, but also access to the tourism economy that flourishes in the city. >> i just want to address the technology point really quickly. we try and emphasize the human aspect of this, whether it is on the website or whether it is through the iphone app. other people use a device that we built, that lets you share a car more conveniently by letting the richer unlock the car with their smartphone. even with that, we really try to connect the people who are sharing because a lot of people to accept rentals just with the kit and may never meet the peopl
that northern california, the bay area has been the center of business technology of the world and many of these businesses have been either in san francisco or close to san francisco. i think this will allow more of these companies to locate a larger presence into san francisco and even if some of their detailed operations remain outside the city limits, almost all the support organizations for these companies such as their legal, their accounting, their advertising are located in san francisco and of course this would be another opportunity for more of a presence of companies where their workforce is, so those are some of the benefits but i think in terms of the shadows, clearly the staff has done a magnificent job of presenting how demin mouse the shadow increases are and how the increase in new sunlight from the benefits of the plan will more than mitigate any increases. >> commissioner harrison? >> first of all, i would like to commend the committee for doing the work, the staff doing the work on this thing, showing the human beings out there with what with what they're doing in th
,500 jobs in last year. including 13 new jobs in the technology sector alone. unemployment during the last two years when i first began as your interim mayor went from 9.6 to 7.6, two full digit points during that time. to translate that means 25,000 san franciscans are back to work this last year. and according to the recent department of labor report, san francisco, the metropolitan area had the strongest job growth in the last 12 months ending in july of 2012, and let me repeat, the strongest job growth in the country. no. 1 in the nation. [ applause ] thanks to all of you. and i also want to just share with you something that supervisors and i have been discussing intently. because i know joan was going through a lot of the projects and so was mary and when we're investing in the brook and mortar and developments to also be sure, i think the most dynamic part of what our city is doing is that we're investing in our people. we're making sure that san franciscans not only go to work, but they are part of and engaged with us in all of these developments. and that, to me, is refreshing and
for these technology tenants was to go public and everybody was looking for an ipo as their exit. and given the focus on the ipo, they were all focused on market share, first and foremost, and almost everything else was irrelevant. today while the ipo market opens and closes, most of these companies are being managed as much to be acquired as they are to go public. and that means that there is a focus on the liabilities of the company, that there wasn't in '99 and 2000 and also the amount of capital is much more concentrated in a number of key vc firms and being doled out in smaller pieces. in late '90-2000, it spread through the vc community that wait a minute, everybody is going to run out of space. and the signal got sent to all of these boards that have you go to control real estate to be able to grow and we saw tenants taking three, four, five and in some cases eight or nine times their current foot print it in their new leasing requirements. i knew we were in trouble in 2000 when one of the tenants turned to me when we said why do you need all of this space? and they said that it was part of th
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...is only the beginning. ♪ ♪ introducing a stunning work of technology. introducing the entirely new lexus es. and the first ever es hybrid. this is the pursuit of perfection. >>> vandalism in oakland following a march calling for an end to the war in afghanistan. demonstrators broke windows in the area. they also threw paint in the offices of the oakland tribune. at least two bmw cars were damaged and windows were also smashed at city hall. today marks the 11th anniversary of the war in afghanistan. oakland police say no arrests were made in connection to tonight's vandalism. >>> san francisco police are defending their actions during a recent occupy sf protest. patty lee tell us about the accusation against police officers. >> reporter: this video of san francisco police arresting protesters on california and battery street was shot by jacob crawford. >> cops were hitting people with their batons. >> reporter: the video is now making its way through the web. but what is not available is footage of what happened just prior to this scene which varies depending on who you ask. >> the protes
technology so as we go to abc 7 know there will be a delay. take about 30 seconds, tell whaus is going on. >> there is the building that was closed and now, have managed to open the doors. >> sorry, we can't hear you there. but these protestors intending to occupy a vacant building to make their point about distribution of wealth. you can see these picture what's is going on live tonight. >> they have taken over the building there. >>> when a serviceman died he thought pension benefits would come. and tonight there is a debate over whether an officer can die in the line of duty when on leave. when marin county paid homage to a slain sheriff, 650 officers showed up for what they described as a hero's funeral. why was the pension board still debate wlg to give a full death benefit to his wife? >> he was not on duty at that time confirmed by the department he had been on medical leave. he went to the house of a friend whose daughter was being harassed by a former inmate in jail where he worked. during that visit he came on to the property, he shot and killed the deputy when he tried to inter
as 1500 workers to staff a new computer technology center in a detroit suburb. the automaker is shifting computer work from companies at outside firms and plans to open up four new technology centers in the united states. gm says it could hire 10,000 people to do the work in the next three to five years. >>> best buy's geek squad is expanding the tech support service now offered to ebay customers who opt for service plans when they buy some electronics. the geek squad is also being tested at 28 target stores as best buy looks for new ways to make some money from fixing computers and tablets. >>> the generic version of a popular antifres and the drug apparently isn't working for some people. the fda chose tests show that the generic version of wellbutrin xl isn't as effective. hundreds of patients complained sparking an fda investigation. so the pharmaceutical company and a laboratory are pulling the generic version. they say there are no safety issues associated with the generic products. >>> a new study by ucla neurophysicists show the sleeping brain behaves as if it is remembering some
is really embracing technology. we wanted to make sure we really had a system that would elevate all issues so we could address them in a timely manner. as you know, time is money. we have a construction management information system. it is a great tool to help us address construction and make it successful, as it is today. cmis is one of the first major tools we put in place. the next one is the san francisco online invoicing, where we are now working with the contractor and consultant to have them submit their invoices online. we are also working on electronic bidding systems. another way we can reduce the paperwork and all the other issues tied with the procurements. i live in san francisco. i am a rate-payer. i really care about the way we spend our money. systems like this that will allow transparency, clarity, accountability, and efficiency -- i think systems like this need to be applied to all parts of the city. we really strive to lead and embraced technology so we can be ahead of the game. [applause] >> we are spending $15 million per week just on our water system. that does not ha
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